Fatal Car Crash Update

A two vehicle accident at the intersection of Redmond Circle and West Butler Street resulted in the death of a father and son on Sunday.

According to Floyd County Deputy Coroner John Hamilton, 61 year-old Pompilio Cornejo and his 18 year-old son Jose Cornejo were killed when they were struck head on by a Chevrolet Tahoe.

Reports added that the Cornejo’s were pulling out of West Butler Street, less than a mile from their home, on Redmond Circle when they were struck by the northbound Tahoe.

Both Cornejo’s will be sent to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy.

Update: Rome City Police released a prelimiary report that listed the driver of the Tahoe as Sameer Musleh, 19 of Rome. Reports stated that Musleh was driving at a high rate of speed at the time he struck Conrejo. Two other passengers were also in his vechile, an 18 and a 22 year-old male. All were transported to Floyd Medical Center for treatment on minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.